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    RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND
    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years
    www.rte.ie/apoemforireland

    What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years.

    In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a poem you studied at school and loved; one that stood out for you at a wedding or funeral, a poem you came across at an important moment in your life, or one your father or mother used to recite; whether it’s a love poem, a political poem, a poem about nature, life, loss, emigration, and whether it’s in Irish or in English, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s an Irish poem, published in the last century, and you love it, then tell us, and tell us why you love it.

    The campaign will be spearheaded by The Works, RTÉ One’s flagship arts show, and RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show in partnership with Poetry Ireland and An Post.

     

    The John Murray Show Thursday 15 November 2012

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    Gerry McCabe & bionic suit

    John speaks to Offaly man Gerry McCabe who sustained an injury in May 2004 which resulted in him being in a wheelchair for the past eight years & with new developments in technology, he is hoping to walk again with an aid of a robotic exoskeleton (suit). ***For more details about Gerry & the re-walk fund go to www.gmccabefund.com

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    GAA in Spain

    John's next guest fled Baghdad in 1991 following the George Bush Snr invasion of Iraq, Akilless Haider found himself working in an Irish pub in Spain & it was there he got infected with the GAA bug, becoming goalkeeper with the local club the Costa Gaels. Akilless joins John on the line from Spain.

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